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watched a couple get married while talking about mawrj equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting for 3 years toen joy the same privilege that these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon john lewis and stewart who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> over 100,000 loving committed legally married same sex couple across the nation. an thousands or more to come soon with washington and mayor listened and maine having marriage equality now. >>reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of the legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am gratified and confident very confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court did and the 9th circuit did and well find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay lesbian couple here in the state of california. >>reporter: in sacramento this afternoon a spokesman for supporters of proposition 8 is confident the hay court will support the ban on same sex marriage. >> i expect 4 or 5 justices to uphold propositi
to leave clayton with absolutely no fire fire stations in our city. we will be the only city and county that does not have a fire station within our city limits. >> it's very difficult decision but we did say that we would listen to what the voters said and they either would want us to continue the current service level or they would not aparagraph it. >>reporter: closure will cut cost but alsoen crease response time county wide. average response time now is just over 6 and a half minutes. >> there is going to impact response time to the area arun the station as well as we are going to have to wait listeninger for resourcesp they are coming from further away when we are on incidents the require multiple fire engines. >>reporter: again the supervisors here have delayed the final decision on these 4 stations until next week. county fire chief indicated it may not stop there if there are no new revenue sources found they may have to lack at closing 1 or 2 more stations next fiscal year. martinez, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> san jose city council voted unanimously to allow airport sta
jose city college. abc7 news reporter john alston is there live with the latest for us. john? >> carolyn, that all clear came at 7:45. no shots were fired. no gunman was found. for about four hours, no one was quite sure. heavily-armed officers from san jose city college and the city police department swarmed over the campus where hundreds of students were in the middle of their exienl exams. their final exams. the officers searched all five floors of the technology building. >> the scarest part of the evening was when the police came in with their guns basically up. >> on the third floor were journalism students from the san jose college times who took pictures as the drama unfolded. reporters and photographers with the best vantage point. >> they came through the side door, the adjoining classroom and ordered us hands up, drop your cameras, drop whatever you are doing. at which point they told us what they were going to do. they were going to frisk us, check our bags and let us out. >> the search began around 4:30 when the college police department's dispatch center got a c
. in sacramento, abc 7 news. >> well the city of lafayette putting repair from the last storm on fast track tonight. rate now the construction firm cc myers is working to repair mountain view drive. road was undermined by a rapidly running creek during the storm on december 2nd. all the rain we had. company was brought in after the city council declared local emergency when learning that would it take public works crews months to make repair. firm says it will work 24 hours a day to fix the road. they hope to finish the work by christmas which would be a huge thrill to folks living in the area of lafayette. company cc myers has done a lot of emergency repair work for the state over the years. able to beat the deadline. >> let's talk about the weather spencer is here. not a lot of rain but certainly cooling off. >> it is cooling off. we are going to get a little rain and it's pet in some spots but not a drencher but that's got news. kept umbrella handy. live view from the east bay camera in emeryville looking back to the bay bridge and lights coming on now which is good. motorist a
of the toppled trees around san francisco. in other parts of the city in the area there have been problems as well in san anselmo. 30,000 gallon of raw sewage escaped from manhole. most now recovered. the problem was apparently caused by some kind of material clogging a sewer line. we can go next to the south bay where vine hill road interscott's valley in santa cruz mountains could be closed for quite some time after part of the 2 lane road washed away yesterday as all the rain came down in that part of the bay area. then this. storm related sink hole in the east bay city of lafayette and means months of repair. classed water sewer gas lines just a huge mess. mountain view drive near mount diablo boulevard is closed for quite some time at least a mess for quite some time because of this. story tonight from laura anthony. >>reporter: clean up continues before the repair can begin along mountain view drive in lafayette. one day after steady downpour ripped away a huge section of the roadway that runs over a creek. jeffrey lives cross by but didn't get tout see his neighborhood ne
about a man with a gun. these are pictures from the city college times. police going door to door on campus but right now all indications are that the san jose city college campus is safe. 7 news reporter jon is there live for us tonight to walk us through exactly what happened there this evening. john? >>reporter: well first off everything is back to normal. the all clear was given at about 7:45 tonight. nearly 4 hours after this situation started. now just after 4:00 o'clock the san jose college dispatch got a call from someone saying they were approached by another person who had a gun. man described as wearing a white t-shirt. after that police descended on the tech center where classes and final exams were taking place. students alerted by text. some students also texted themselves from the student center and financial aid center and as precaution places swarmed that location. san jose police 911 also got a call. as a result heavily armed officers went through all 5 stories of the tech center where some journalism students were finishing their final exam. >> basicall
of the oakland police department has ended. the city reached an agreement with civil rights attorneys suing the department and calling for a federal takeover. under this agreement, just approved by a federal judge, oakland will have to hire someone to oversee police reforms. they will pay the salary but that person will report to the judge and have broad powers including firing officers including the chief. it stems from the allegations of four officers who called themselves the riders and were accused a number years ago of handing out vigilanti justice on the streets of oakland. >> developing news, authorities have caught up with software company john mcafee. he was arrested in guatemala accused of entering the country illegally. he created the anti-virus software has been on the run for the past month after officials in belize tried to question him about the death of a neighbor. abc spoke with him in guatemala. >> how i would know? how would i know. >> dan: he says he has requested asylum in guatemala. he claims he is being persecuted refusing to donate to local politicians. >> i was walk
oakland. proposed deal between the city and oakland army base developer would fund the center with proceeds from 5 new bright and shiny billboard along the freeway at the bay bridge landing. they would join the 3 that are already there. >> okay i grant y this it's a monstrosity but those decision have already been made and negotiated since the bill beard are going to be there, the revenue or some of the revenue from the billboard ought to fund the job center. >>reporter: as show of support for the funding plan oakland clergy join with other community members to hold a candle light vigil and prayer schlts event held at the west oakland library which would house the career center on its second floor. but opponent say the proposed deal to trade billboard placement for career center cash is ultimately a bad one for the community. >> we all want johns. we all want a job center but to base it on pl visually polluting the landscape that's the trade off. trying to pit us against each other which is, that is the intention of this. >>reporter: west oak land does have one job traini
but rainfall closing in on us on the north coast. the area of moisture up near crescent city and eureka and there is a big mess of moisture headed our way and storm total since thursday have left with us a drenching already but not over 11 inches of rain. 10 inches of rain here and 5 to 6 inches of rain in santa rosa and san are are fell. ground saturated in some spots and her comes our next storm system as you see on the satellite radar composite image. see rainfall in the north bay tomorrow morning. it will sweep south and east later in the day. could be a very, very wet christmas afternoon and evenin evening. i'll give you a closer look at the animation and the arrival of tomorrow rain and areas hardest hit a little bit later. >> okay spencer thanks see you shortly. >> are authorities in nevada county still not identified a snow border killed in an avalanche. avalanche happened at 9:30 this morning at donner ski ranch in the small town of nor depp before noon a snowboarder didn't return from a run. the area was combed and missing man come pan i don't know. >> his friends the o
for beaches and low-lying areas, places like marin city near richardson bay. more from heather ishimaru. >> bike path known as bay trail lived up on to its name it was more bay than trail. she couldn't make it through a larkspur ferry and have to turn around. >> i had no idea it was that bad. >> caltrans tried to direct people around the flooding but nothing could be done for cars left all day at the park and ride. businesses along a narrow strip of land became an island for a few hours. they are less worried about flooding than lost customers. >> the trees are still above the water. >> he has looked at the highest prediction for tomorrow morning and figures he has got an inch to spare. >> it's going to be okay. >> the king tides happen once a month when the sun and moon is a lined but next few days will be the highest tides of year because they coincide with big winter storms in the gulf of alaska. waldo point harbor thought they knew what was coming with the king tide. >> usually when the tide gets high it comes out here but a half one will go across the road but today it was up in th
this. >> dan: so nice of those volunteers and football players in town. thanks to city firefighters and donors that dropped off of toys at lefty o'doul's restaurant. firefighters picked up the rest of the donations and off they went and volunteers took to the streets to make sure that families were not aware of the program had gifts for their children. >> going to different neighborhoods and find kids without toys and drop them off and be on our way. that doesn't have a doll or bicycle and surprise them with a gift on christmas morning. >> dan: it's the first year that firefighters handed out some of the toys themselves on christmas day. >>> holiday spirit certainly alive and well in vallejo where families are being treated to gifts and hot meal with all the trimmings. the out reach had volunteers helping at the boys and girls club. it's modeled after similar organization that started in richmond seven years ago and that that operation, christmas in richmond is celebrating tonight. volunteers are providing meals and clothes up to a thousand people and more than 500 toys for needy ch
of monday. that's when seven homes were evacuated because of flooding. city crews worked into the wee hours this morning placing sandbags along the leaky levy. here is the area we are talking about. the weak levy is at pulgas avenue off east bay shore road. it needs to be strengthened and a construction project begins in the spring to do exactly that. in the north bay, the rain and the runoff has left the napa river swollen, but well within its banks tonight. other parts of wine country look more like lakes than farm land. water topped the levy where it borders 70 acres of vineyards at the larson family winery. it is an area where people expect flooding in heavy rains. it is not a big problem. in fact, the flooding is a nuisance that has some benefits as well. >> for the vineyards, the good news and bad news. the good news is recharges the water supply and we get nice soil. we get the topsoil from the valley. and the bad news is there is debris in there too, so every year it cost $10,000 to $15,000 to clear the debris. >> work crews typically repair the levies once a year after the rainy se
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